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Metallica and Philosophy: A Crash Course in Brain Surgery William Irwin

Metallica and Philosophy: A Crash Course in Brain Surgery

William Irwin

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ISBN : 9781444325096
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272 pages
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Hit the lights and jump in the fire, youre about to enter the School of Rock! Todays lecture will be a crash course in brain surgery. This hard and fast lesson is taught by instructors who graduated from the old school--they actually paid $5.98 forMoreHit the lights and jump in the fire, youre about to enter the School of Rock! Todays lecture will be a crash course in brain surgery. This hard and fast lesson is taught by instructors who graduated from the old school--they actually paid $5.98 for The $5.98 EP. But back before these philosophy professors cut their hair, they were lieutenants in the Metal Militia.A provocative study of the thinking mans metal bandMaps out the connections between Aristotle, Nietzsche, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Metallica, to demonstrate the bands philosophical significanceUses themes in Metallicas work to illuminate topics such as freedom, truth, identity, existentialism, questions of life and death, metaphysics, epistemology, the mind-body problem, morality, justice, and what we owe one anotherDraws on Metallicas lyrical content, Lars Ulrichs relationship with Napster, as well as the documentary Some Kind of MonsterServes as a guide for thinking through the work of one of the greatest rock bands of all timeCompiled by the editor of Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing and The Simpsons and Philosophy: The Doh! of Homer